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The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter flying over Mars

Funding to analyse hundreds of thousands of images from Mars spacecraft

An OU researcher has received just over half a million pounds to use new Machine Learning tools to analyse huge image datasets collected by spacecraft orbiting Mars.

29th February 2024
Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Blackman and Executive Dean of the STEM Faculty Professor Nick Braithwaite being presented with the award from Her Majesty The Queen.

The Queen presents The Open University with Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its OpenSTEM Labs

The Open University was presented with a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education by Her Majesty The Queen this week (22 February 2024) at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace.

23rd February 2024
A blue prostate cancer ribbon in a person's hands

New research funding to study incurable prostate cancer

One of The Open University's (OU) Open Societal Challenges projects which seeks new approaches to treat an incurable form of prostate cancer has received a Prostate Cancer UK Research Innovation Award.

22nd February 2024
Arial view of the red surface of Mars

New PhD opportunity for analysis of Mars samples

OU researchers have been awarded just over £100,000 from UK Space Agency to provide training for the analysis of samples from Mars.

22nd February 2024
Advaith Siddharthan, with long, dark hair, wearing glasses and a light blue shirt

How society ought to engage with nature, science and technology

In his inaugural lecture on 13 February 2024, Advaith Siddharthan, Professor of Computer Science and Society in the OU’s Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, discussed the impacts of modern culture's disassociation with nature and the potential for citizen science methodologies to redress these.

12th February 2024
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OU research calls for improved support around self-managed abortions

OU researchers are highlighting the importance of social connectedness for those undergoing self-managed abortions in the UK.

9th February 2024
Girl with long, ginger hair wearing headphones

Sexism permeates every layer of the music industry – new report echoes what research has been saying for years

The landmark Misogyny in Music report from British MPs on the women and equalities committee, published on January 30, shines an unsettling light upon the gender discrimination, sexual harassment and abuse which is rampant across the music industry.

5th February 2024
Jesper Skottfelt, wearing blue overalls and a plastic hat, standing in front of space equipment in a lab

OU researchers receive more funding to map the dark Universe

A team of OU researchers have received just over £116,000 from UK Space Agency to map the dark Universe.

2nd February 2024
Young woman wearing a beige coloured playsuit, dancing in a corridor, with plants and lights on the wall behind her

Research finds that online dance classes improve accessibility to physical activity for unpaid carers

Research has found online dancing for unpaid carers in the UK to be feasible, accessible and encouraging for carers to start making more time for themselves.

2nd February 2024
The back view of a person wearing a blue shirt, sitting at a table, looking at a laptop

OU research informs “Relaxed Tutorial” model for HE sector

Open University (OU) researchers have developed a new “Relaxed Tutorial” model which offers a more accessible learning experience to neurodivergent students and students with anxiety.

31st January 2024

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